Some tips for keeping fertile

STAY CALM: Stress can affect your hormones.

MORE and more couples are seeking medical help in conceiving a child. With fertility problems, amongst both men and women on the rise, what can be done to help take care of your fertility?

Even if you are not ready for a child just yet, take note of these top tips from the Assisted Reproduction Unit of Vithas Perpetuo International Hospital in Alicante, as told to Diario Informacion, and when you are ready to start a family hopefully fertility problems will not be a cause for concern.

Fertility should be taken care of from a young age. Advise teenagers and youngsters on safe sex and preventing sexually transmitted diseases as some can lead to fertility problems later in life.

As in all areas of health, a balanced diet will have an impact. Regular exercise and healthy eating will also help care for fertility. For women looking at starting a family sooner rather than later, try increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals including omega three and six as well as green vegetables which are rich in folic acid and iron. Try and keep a healthy weight. Being overweight can result in difficulties in getting pregnant, as can being underweight, as both can lead to abnormalities in the menstrual cycle with ovary function deteriorating.

Try and stay calm. Stress can cause some hormones to be released inappropriately affecting your chances of falling pregnant.

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